On the Old Delhi Food Trail
What this tour is about: The lanes of Old Delhi are famous for the diversity of food on display. Savouries, snacks, biscuits, sweets, paneer, spices, vegetables and fruits – everything is available in Old Delhi. Many vendors have been in the same business for multiple generations and have built reputations on the basis of specialty dishes. The food also reflects the religious and social cuisine habits of various communities which make up Old Delhi. On this tour, you will not only see Old Delhi’s famous food, but also daily life in this colourful and chaotic part of the city. The tour is great fun for those interested in photography and street life.
We start the tour at Chawri Bazaar Metro Station, and walk through the Sitaram Bazaar area. This area has shops owned primarily by Hindu Bania merchants. The colourful and interesting street food in this market caters to the vegetarian preferences of this community. From Sitaram Bazaar, we will take cycle rickshaws and visit the famous Khari Baoli spice market. This is Asia's largest wholesale market selling all kinds of spices and nuts; it is also a wholesale market for food products like rice and tea. From Khari Baoli, we will again take a cycle rickshaw to visit the Sees Ganj Gurudwara. Here we will participate in the cooking of the langar, the community cooking program of the Sikhs. After Sees Ganj, we will walk through Chandni Chowk area, to visit Paranthe Wali Galli (Lane of Parathas) and a famous jalebi stall. The tour ends here, at Chandni Chowk.
Tour Notes: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions. Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection. The Sikh gurudwara requires both men and women to cover their heads. Footwear is not allowed into the gurudwara.
Tour Duration: 2-3 hours depending on your interest
When: Mornings at 10:00 a.m. and afternoons at 3:00 p.m. from Chawri Bazaar Metro Station. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.
What to wear: Please dress modestly for the bazaar walks; this is a traditional area of Delhi.
INR 900 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1200 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
INR 3000 for a solo traveler
Includes: Trained guide, rickshaw ride and  all taxes. Please pay directly for any food or spices which you buy. For children below 12 years, there is no charge.
Excludes: Hotel pickup/drop, tips, insurance (we can arrange transport at additional cost if you wish to be picked up/dropped back from/to your hotel)
Group Size: Designed for couples / families / groups.
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